In my article on the Seneca Township supervisor’s race, the second to involve township buildings, as Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver caught, I suggested that the Democrats had a big role in electing the man who beat Ersel Schuster.
From the comment that James C. Kagel left under the article, it seems I was wrong.
Kagel insists he is not a Democrat…or a Republican and that the Bartmans were not as helpful in his campaign as I said. Read his own words below and give him credit for knocking on 450 doors in Seneca Township. They are not as close as the 225 I knocked on in my Algonquin 7 precinct the Saturday before the election:
Number one I am NOT a Democrat or for that matter a Republican, I am an Independent and have been my whole voting life!!!
No one contributed funds to my campaign.
James C. Kagel
So, I guess that means the Democrats had no pick-up victories at the township level this year. Certainly, none were on the ballot as Democrats, as I reported election evening.
If I am wrong, I’m hoping some Democrat will set me straight.
And, while we’re talking about Seneca Township, there was a three-way race for road commissioner.
Scott Swanson won the race with 362 votes, 51.9% of the total.
Second was Jim Kunde with 272 or 39%.
Running last was Mark Keil. He received 64 votes for 9% of those voting.
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The photographs are from the 90-person candidates’ night held before the election. Click to enlarge the photos.